Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display)
The 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter features a magnetic DC connector so if someone trips over it, the lead disconnects harmlessly and your MacBook Pro stays put safely. It also helps prevent fraying or weakening of the cables over time. In addition, the magnetic DC helps guide the plug into the system for a quick and secure connection.
When the connection is secure, an LED located at the head of the DC connector lights up; an amber light lets you know that your notebook is charging, while a green light tells you that you have full charge. An AC lead is provided with the adapter for maximum lead length, while the AC wall adapter (also provided) gives you an even easier and more compact way to travel.
Designed to be the perfect travelling companion, the adapter has a clever design that allows the DC cable to be wound neatly around itself for easy cable storage.
This power adapter recharges the lithium polymer battery while the system is off, on or in sleep mode. It also powers the system if you choose to operate without a battery.
Compatible with MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Not sure if this is the right power adapter for your Mac?
See this article for more details about choosing the right one.
Knowing which specific Mac model you have is important. If you are running OS X Lion (10.7) or later, go to the “” menu at the top left of your screen, choose “About this Mac” then click the “More Info...” button. Your Mac model and generation will be displayed.
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012 - 2015)
Answers from the community
how do you tell the difference between a 60-watt charger and an 85-watt charger?
- Asked by James W
- on 22-Mar-2016
No need to do any math. If you have a genuine Apple charger the first line on the side (narrow side No need to do any math. If you have a genuine Apple charger the first line on the side (narrow side opposite of cable going to laptop) will state 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter.
- Answered by Russell D from Baton Rouge
- on 19-Feb-2020
Does the adapter come with the 6ft AC power cable or is it just the power adapter?
- Asked by Ronald S from Roselle Park
- on 03-Mar-2020
An AC cord is provided with the adapter for maximum cord length, while the AC wall adapter (also pro An AC cord is provided with the adapter for maximum cord length, while the AC wall adapter (also provided) gives you an even easier and more compact way to travel.
- Answered by Holly P
- on 05-Mar-2020
Does the higher wattage of the 60 & 85 Watt charging adapter cause quicken insulation degradation?
- Asked by John B from Sparks
- on 22-Feb-2020
Is it o.k. to swap a.c plugs (duckheads), from one adapter to another?
- Asked by Michael A from Novato
- on 28-Aug-2014
It is ok! The difference of voltage and amperage happens after the transform power brick!
- Answered by Thiago G from Joinville
- on 10-Mar-2019